Red-Vested Rockstar: Lily Sugimura
Why she ROCKS?! “I’m an assistant at my dance studio for younger dancers, which is where I realized I enjoy being with children! I’ve always been curious about the medical field so when an opportunity to volunteer at Children’s came up it seemed like a perfect fit!”
Favorite thing to do outside of volunteering? “Reading and dancing have always been my favorite pastimes!”
Do you have any kids or pets of your own? “Unfortunately I do not have any pets, but I keep hoping for one!”
If you could create a new candy bar, what would be in it and what would you name it? “If I could create a new candy bar it would be made to taste like those dirt pudding cups (chocolate pudding, cookie crumbs, and gummy worms). I’d call it the ‘Mud Pie Bar’! Might not sound or look great, but it would taste amazing!”
Share a favorite volunteer experience or story: “Just recently I was playing with a little girl; we walked around in the hall and went to the playroom. When I had to leave, she followed me out, thinking (and hoping) we were going back to the playroom. When she realized I wasn’t able to go there with her, she pressed her face against the glass to watch me leave. It was adorable, but so hard to leave!”
Thanks for spending time (having fun) with the patients we serve!